Havana, May 3 (ACN) Alena Douhan, Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the Negative Consequences of Unilateral Coercive Measures for the Enjoyment of Human Rights, visited the School of Solidarity with Panama in Havana today, as part of an academic visit to Cuba. .
Esther María La O Ochoa, director of the school for children with physical-motor disabilities, offered an overview of the work done in the institution, the first of its kind in Cuba and inaugurated 34 years ago by Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro Ruz .
The center has an enrollment of 225 students, of which 50 are on scholarships and 86 need wheelchairs, aspects that greatly impact economic, commercial and financial blockades in the United States, he said.
Cira Piñeiro Alonso, First Vice Minister of Education, pointed out that the deficiencies caused by this genocidal policy include the impossibility of buying prostheses, electric chairs and other basic materials of special education, as well as maintaining the vitality of those who use they
However, the director pointed out, we continue to innovate to fulfill the main task of the school, which is to prepare children with physical-motor disabilities to live at the same level as others.
Douhan, who arrived this Wednesday in the Greater Antilles following an invitation from the University of Havana (UH), signed the institution’s visitor’s book.
My most sincere admiration for the teachers and children who made this miracle possible, says the special report.
This Thursday, May 4, Douhan will participate in the event “Academic dialogue on the impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights in Cuba”, organized by UH.
As part of his activity program in the country, he will also exchange with various authorities and representatives of the institutions on the consequences of the Cuban people due to the US blockade.